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Explain Luke 14:16

Luke 14:16-24 and Matthew 22:1-14. What is your interpretation of these 2 parables spoken by Christ?

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Catherine, if I didn't offend or hurt you, then my apology wasn't for you. I rarely address you personally anyway. The apology was for those I addressed personally, offended/hurt, or put a stumblingblock in front of.
---Linda on 11/8/10


The parallel record of the Lord's supper tells how the people who are called do not come, because attending and serving the Lord are not important to them, and therefore they lose out on salvation. But God's Word tells us to put Christ and his righteousness First in our lives, and then afterwards the other things will be added to us.
---Eloy on 11/8/10


You keep apologizing, Linda. You didn't hurt my feelings! Sometimes Satan hits below the belt, makes my blood rise. You okay! Now this.... You've never cried until your tears come from faith. You've never lived, until you have something to say.----Satan, is not so bright-ha, ha. Satan, you think that you are so bright---this is just for you--I am making funny noises from my mouth, and they are not nice noises. Ahh Jesus+
---catherine on 11/8/10


And again, I will apologize here to anyone I offended or hurt. Mark, that is you also. I will refrain from addressing anyone personally unless it is unto edification.

Mary, I have also found that unidentified frying objects leave grease puddles and crumb droppings all over my kitchen. Do you have this problem also?

I have a stick family posted on my facebook profile. Along with my husband, myself, our five children, and our cat, I also have a "casper". He is the cause of everything in our house no one will admit to.

If the truth be known, we are the aliens here. Does not the Word say so? We don't have to go any further than our bathroom mirror to find one /:)
---Linda on 11/8/10


ignatius, why do you pick up on what others say, telling someone to get saved? Just because others do it, does not mean you have to also. you should repent so that your sins can be forgiven. who made you judge of someone's holiness? cluny is godly but sister cathrine needs to be saved. you are another speaking with a different spirit. you had not done that before, I do not know why now. so many of you are so terrible. you need to get right with god.
---mary on 11/8/10




Mary, if you would check all the blogs I posted on, you will find the one where I apologized for not always walking in love. No one responded. We are all guilty of not walking in love, even you. I asked for forgiveness from the people, so your judgment of me is based on partial knowledge. I will go back and search the blogs to see if I can find the exact one and post it for you. However, if you went back and read the blogs on healing and even some of the MANY on freewill, you would find where he attacked me unjustly and mercilessly just for posting my convictions. Are you even walking in love right now in your bias and partial knowledge? Repentance is hard but it is necessary.
---Linda on 11/8/10


Here, Mary:

I personally and publicly apologize for not always walking in love on these blogs and for putting a stumblingblock before anyone. So often it is hard to communicate the passion and zeal for God and humanity we have writing on a forum. Though is it easier to say some things in writing, it is harder to communicate the heart behind the writing that would easily be expressed in person....or if any of us really knew each other beyond the words. Paul made a statement once declaring he had a desire to go on a be with the Lord but would remain for the growth of the church. In this I learned that if my presence is more needful than my absence, then stay. If not, then go. I will be convinced either way. ---Linda on 11/5/10
---Linda on 11/8/10


\\There are very very few chosen ones. Probably less than 1%. The rest are the phonies G-d has tossed to hell.\\

Where did you get the idea that you're among this special 1%, John?
---Cluny on 11/8/10


"There are very very few chosen ones. Probably less than 1%. The rest are the phonies G-d has tossed to hell." (JOHN)

Yes, and Jesus told me to tell you that you a NOT part of that "1%". You are a phonie. Repent and Save JOHN.

Catherine,

You need to listen to godly people like Cluny. The Bible said that Christ was not murdered, but rather He gave Himself up (as we say in our Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom). You are spreading lies.

Repent and get save, Catherine.

In IC.XC.,
---IGnatius on 11/7/10


Catherine, what you've said is so true, though you do not hold anything back. I'm trying to be as nice as they let me. When people are told the truth, they get angry and think nothing but to shame you as Steven G. so quoted to me. My wife even tells me why I answer so many aweful people. She reads what they say, and she is at awe in what they say to me and others while still speaking with a holier then I attitude and walking in the Spirit. She tells me not to throw my pearls before swine as Matt. 7:6 tells us. But I tell her that as long as the Truth goes out, many who are learning will stop to think, read, and God will reveal His Truth to those whom God wants to reveal His word to. Again thanks for your answer.
---Mark_V. on 11/8/10




linda, your answer is feeled with the spirit, but not the Holy Spirit. as I went back to check the blogs nowhere did he say anything to you personally only that your remarks to him were of no value, and that cause you to respond with nothing but resentment. a person filled with the spirit of God does not act or say those things to another. the love of Christ is missing. repentance is hard but necessary.
---mary on 11/8/10


He speaks of the ones who were asked to come. But are full of life now, and are no longer hungry.
So, he is turning to the ones he knows will be hungry. He knows theyll all be thankful!
But, he is also calling the ones who he knows, only want the free meal. Maybe theyll find more then they can eat?

So, if Im asked, Ill just tell everyone! In this house all are welcome!
And there is a free meal to be had! So just go in!
Theyll even be a man to wash your feet at the door!
I guess if you have good manners. Theyll show!
If not, at lease you didnt go away hungry!

See you!
Thank The Lord!
---TheSeg on 11/7/10


There are very very few chosen ones. Probably less than 1%. The rest are the phonies G-d has tossed to hell. " (JOHN)

Yes, and Jesus told me to tell you that you are part of that "1%". Repent and get save JOHN.

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 11/7/10


\\This is why He was murdered\\

I've already given the scriptures from Jesus Himself that say He was not murdered.

Why do you refuse to believe the Word of God?
---Cluny on 11/7/10


What is means:
The invitation to HIM still stands but yet hearts are hardened and the supression of the truth by anti-christs (small a) continues.
Nothing has changed since Romans 1. Nothing has changed since Lucifer's rebellion.
---larry on 11/7/10


Mary>>> it is the sweet holier than thou hypocrites which this world is use to seeing. Believe you me, Jesus got into a lot of faces when He was here. He made His ministry out of offending people. This is why He was murdered. Jesus had acquired a lot of enemies for speaking out against sin, hypocrisy, and HELL, He preached about HELL than anyone in the Bible. A true Christian hates the same things which God hates. It is time that the world came to know who the true God really is and His chosen people. Nice, not always. Neither is God. All wicked people will die and God shall place them in hell. Take it up with Him on "Judgment Day", if you so dare. God will bunk you in the head, too.
---catherine on 11/7/10


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Mary, I am far from angry. However that is hard to completely get across here in writing, particularly when we don't know one another face to face. Those who do know me understand my passion. The reason I asked Mark to not address me was for the exact reasons I gave, with no anger implied. I only desire to be granted the same privilege I am determined to give him. If you believe me to be angry, then you have the right to believe that and it's okay with me. Really, it is.
---Linda on 11/7/10


linda, why so much anger? everything you say in all your answers is in anger. does a sister who is truely saved with the spirit of of God speak with such anger? this system of believe is what we are facing today. different kind of christians.
---mary on 11/7/10


John--//There are very very few chosen ones. Probably less than 1%. The rest are the phonies G-d has tossed to hell.//

Where do you get 1%??? What qualifies you to choose any number??

//How many of you gave the money without hesisitation and without expecting it back?//
Pobably more than you could imagine,(provided the person HAS 3K) but those who would, don't trumpet their giving on sites such as this or elsewhere.

//...phonies that honor him with their Lips, but their hearts are far away from him.// Where is YOUR heart, John? It's hard for anyone to tell, with all the bitterness you express.
---Donna66 on 11/6/10


JackB and People, you people, loves false Prophets, who speaks niceties. "Tell us how great we are". "We are not going to hell". "No body is going to hell, because, God could never do such a terrible thing as that"! These are the words of the false prophets of today: "Speak smooth things to us, and make us feel good". "Tickle our ears, in this case our eyes". "If you will, we Will pay you some money, or give you something wonderful to eat". "Do you like steak, for your Sunday dinner"? "Speak fair WORDS TO US"..... "There is nothing that God gives to me, that God can not back-up with Scripture". He told me so. Please bite the dust. Heee.
---catherine on 11/6/10


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Mark, I would ask that you not address me any longer and give me the same privilege I have determined to give you. When I posted Scripture, you ignored it or twisted what I said, but when I posted on your mirror gazing you were rather quick to answer to discredit me. So who is the one who really wants to discuss Godly things? You didn't discuss Godly things with me. You ignored what I wrote unless you could attack my motives and malign my character and then didn't expect to reap what you sowed. It is sad you feel like you had to malign my motives to hide yours and question my salvation to give yours substance, but such is the way of the those who value knowledge over the simplicity that is in Christ.
---Linda on 11/6/10


Linda, sorry that you and I could not discuss Scripture in a godly manner. And that the subjects became personal, not doctrinal. I try my very best to respect every person I answer, but when people read the Truth that I put down, by writing even the Word itself and scripture passages, they respond terribly, they read it, and never answer scripture but get more angry, and God becomes secondary. God knows to whom He will reveal and to whom He will not. All the personal stuff means nothing to God. Only His Word is Truth and means everything. Maybe we can agree on another subject one day.
---Mark_V. on 11/6/10


//IT MEANS THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES "CHRISTIANS" WILL BURN IN HELL!!!! //-- PastorJim/ "JOHN"


Such a loving attitude from a "pastor". Not exactly how the word of God paints a son of God. It seems you are as happy with the death of the wicked as Catherine.

Too bad your God doesnt feel the same way.
(Ezekiel 33:11)
---JackB on 11/5/10


I like your style,. John++
---catherine on 11/5/10


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IT MEANS THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES "CHRISTIANS" WILL BURN IN HELL!!!!

There are very very few chosen ones. Probably less than 1%. The rest are the phonies G-d has tossed to hell. The Goats of Matthew 25:31 judgement.
The Phonies that say "Lord Lord". The phonies that honor him with their Lips, but their hearts are far away from him.

The hyprocrites of the Good Samaritan

The phonies he Does NOT know.

Enjoy your potluck! And Christmas!
HEY CHRISTIANS I NEED MONEY TO PAY MY RENT AND FOOD, CAN YOU GIVE ME 3K???

How many of you gave the money without hesisitation and without expecting it back.
Or did you say"I'll pray for you"(Its free).
---JOHN on 11/5/10


kath, again you refuse to give scripture of what you said. That means to me that your statement was not valid. I do not have to prove anything for I didn't say something was true or not. You did. and yes, I am still learning every day. is three years enough? I was hoping what you said was true so I could check it out and use it whenever I needed to but it was never there.
---mary on 11/5/10


Your remarks don't bother me either. I left here once for a month or so and then came back. When I came back, I refrained from addressing you personally though your fruits are no better than you say mine are. Again, there's your looking in the mirror and trying to find me. All I did when I came back at first was presented my convictions. All was going well until you addressed me personally by name. If I hadn't answered, you would have accused me of such. I should have thrown it away like the junk mail I get, but I didn't. From this point, I will only continue to present the truth and refrain from addressing you personally. No matter what I say or how I say it, you are the one in the right, though you say that's not what it's all about.
---Linda on 11/5/10


I wanted you to provide the passage. as was said before, you say things that are not in the Bible. I was hoping you provide proof of what you say. i am just learning.
---mary on 11/5/10

mary, can you prove through any of Jonah there is no free will??

I know you say you are just learning, but you will never learn anything if you are not willing to learn.

May I ask how long you have been a christian? If not very long..I understand. However, if you have been for a while, why are you now just learning?
---kathr4453 on 11/5/10


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Linda Smith, all those remarks you have for me do not bother me one bit. All it does is shows the fruits of your spirit. You want to talk about God the Father, Christ and the Holy Spirit, then lets talk. You want to speak garbish remarks go to another website or someone who likes garbish. This person is dedicated to the Lord.
---Mark_V. on 11/5/10


kath I only ask for scripture and you did not provide it, meaning there was no such passage. I thought there was so I asked,

"THEY repented of their own free will!"

I wanted you to provide the passage. as was said before, you say things that are not in the Bible. I was hoping you provide proof of what you say. i am just learning.
---mary on 11/5/10


MarkV, I ask you to answer to the Scriptures I blogged, not another's. You can't answer so you want to in-sin-u-ate I am crazy. Folks thought Paul was crazy too. In regards to length, I was speaking of lengthy explanations, not lengthy posts. You are chasing your own tail, hoping it will make you look more spiritual when you are the one who has passed more judgment than anyone here, especially in regards to salvation. Maybe you didn't say it right out, but you did hide it in religious jargon....and you still are even in your last post to me. There were places Jesus could do no mighty work because of their unbelief. You continue to look in the mirror and think you are seeing someone else. Who is deceived here?
---Linda on 11/5/10


so mary, markv, christian and other Calvinists. How do you explain that???

Were the Ninevehites given the Holy Spirit to first see they needed forgiveness? Was the Gift of repentance given to them through the Holy Spirit FIRST in order to repent?

The ONLY way you can prove that is through clearly stated scripture. So then show us in Jonah this scripture.

After Cornelius was saved and Peter went before the Council of Jews to report a Gentile being given the Holy Spirit TOO, did the Big guys say.. "Peter, are you on CRACK or something...the Gentiles have ALWAYS had the Holy Spirit given to them as a gift to repent. Where have you been??.

It's Not there!!!!It's only in the annals of someone's ID!!!
---kathr4453 on 11/5/10


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So now lets review.chriatian and Calvinists, OT people had the Holy Spirit. They believe then and now you first must receive the Holy Spirit and the Gift of Repentance in order to repent.

Now please show ME where they were granted the GIFT of repentance through being given the Holy Spirit first.

If it takes the Holy Spirit to Repent because you have no free will or conscience without the indwelling Holy Spirit to repent, you believe conscience alone is not enough.

Not according to Romans 1 & 2.

Galatians states that because of Christ's death and resurrection THEN and only then...now is the promised Holy Spirit given to gentiles.

Even Peter was amazed Cornelius a gentile received the Holy Spirit.
---kathr4453 on 11/5/10


mary, I'm not sure what you are saying. You will have to read the book of Jonah to SEE Jonah never said REPENT!!

Did you actually want me to find a verse that said...I never asked you to repent???

I showed you both that the king of Nineveh asked his people to humble themselves and MAYBE God would have mercy on them. There was no guarantee God would!!!

I showed you scripture where GOD REPENTED and showed mercy!!!

Jonah was ANGRY with God that God had mercy on Nineveh AFTER Johan was asked to declare they would be destroyed in 40 days PERIOD!!!

It looked to Jonah as if God made Jonah a liar!!
---kathr4453 on 11/5/10


Kathr, it was a simple question since you asked aka to give scripture, i ask you to give scripture of what you said that they were never ask to repent and that they repented out of their own free will, and I ask you for scripture since I thought what you said was true and in the Bible.
---mary on 10/29/10


kathr4453,

sometimes in my zeal, i don't read other posts correctly or i do not read scripture for what it is worth. Firstly, would you like a chance to answer your own question based on the scripture in Jonah? Secondly, what is the significance of akas instead of aka?
---aka on 10/28/10


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mary, if no one called them to repentance, and THEY of their own free will repented in hopes God would not destroy them, tells me man even in his most sinful state KNOW they are sinners and have a conscience to repent and ask for mercy!

Jonah 3:9Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

10And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way, and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them, and he did it not.
---kathr4453 on 10/27/10


kathr you mentioned that they repented of their own free will, can you give passage so that I can finally see someone repenting out of their own free will?
---mary on 10/27/10


michael_e,

you know from my writings that i believe in justification by faith alone in Jesus Christ (God). the works or actions of the Ninevites were because of God's promise to them. the promise to Abram was still fulfilled by God despite Abraham's lack of faith.

justification is because of God's promise not or actions good or bad. we have the freedom to choose if we obey or not.
---akas on 10/24/10


akas, what exactly was the promise God made to the Niveveh? Scripture and verse please. God sent Jonah to warn Nineveh He was going to destroy them is x number of days. Jonah did NOT say REPENT. You will not see anywhere they were asked to repent. THEY repented of their own free will!
---kathr4453 on 10/27/10


Abraham believed God,then we saw his works.
The BoC believes God, then we see our works---michael_e on 10/24/10

now, i see what you were saying. agreed.
---aka on 10/25/10


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trey, I was going to answer in the same way you did. The righteousness of Christ is the garment. Some are fakes and so have no garments.
---Bob on 10/25/10


//you know from my writings that i believe in justification by faith alone in Jesus Christ (God//
I do see that in you, more than most, and i agree with most of your posts,

I see Abraham's justification as unique and unlike OT performance based salvation in that they had an if-then salvatin, that carried thru Christs' earthly ministry.

Abraham believed God,then we saw his works.
The BoC believes God, then we see our works

---michael_e on 10/24/10


Jon 3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way, and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them, and he did it not.

works - mah-as-eh' - an action (good or bad)

text KJ uses.
---aka on 10/24/10


michael_e,

you know from my writings that i believe in justification by faith alone in Jesus Christ (God). the works or actions of the Ninevites were because of God's promise to them. the promise to Abram was still fulfilled by God despite Abraham's lack of faith.

justification is because of God's promise not or actions good or bad. we have the freedom to choose if we obey or not.
---akas on 10/24/10


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//Half verse theology will benefit no one.//

Correct,but right division benefits everyone.

Jon 3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way, and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them, and he did it not.
(By works)

Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God
(Not by works)
If things are different, they are not the same.
---michael_e on 10/24/10


Linda, I'm answering you for what you said in another blog. You first complained that I was going to give a long explanation about what Micha had written about 'free will", then you turn around and condemn me for not answering him. Are you going banana's? The reason I did not give him an explanation is because you complained my answer was long. You, are just another who speaks so highly of your gifts, and walking in the Spirit, have learned nothing with your gifts. As I said before you walk in the flesh every time you answer me. You cannot show evidence of your healings, but you sure show evidence of who you are as a person everyday. Join the rest, but you will have to stand in line.
---MarkV. on 10/23/10


//Jon 3:10 And God saw their works...Quite a difference...Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God.//

Half verse theology will benefit no one.

Jon 3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way, and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them, and he did it not.

It was God's promise and their belief in it that led to their actions (works) which saved them. They did exactly what God asked them.

For Abraham, despite God's promise to Abram and Abraham's unfaithful act later, God still kept His promise.

Some "Jonahs" are still complaining or trying to deny the truth.
---aka on 10/23/10


Rhonda - it is easily viewed that those not very well educated in the Word of God are the ones easily misled.
***

where does Holy Scirpture describe this worldly idea of "well educated" or describe one can GET educated about spiritual knowledge

Holy Spirit GIVEN guiding and teaching those called by God...PER Holy Scripture those who worship Father in Heaven do so in truth and spirit

per reasoning of men one can GET an education in spiritual knowledge making it a sanctimonious achievement which DIRECTLY contradicts The Word of God

Christ HIDES meaning of truth in His parables ...one reason why the "spiritually educated" DECEIVE MANY Rev 12:9 into their "educated" literal meaning
---Rhonda on 10/23/10


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First of all the invitation to enter the Kindom of Heaven here on earth was to the Jews. It was rejected by them.
Second, we see the gentiles entering into the Kingdom of Heaven.
In Matthew, I believe the man without the wedding garment represents: those who, though outwardly they confess Christ, may have even been baptized and joined a church, yet inwardly they have not been born again. They are not covered by Christ's righteousness. They have no relationship with God.
Secondarily, I believe there is a warning that the cares of life, work, and friends and family can get in the way of our relationship with God if we are not careful to put him first.
---trey on 10/22/10


//Jon 3:10 And God saw their works..
Does this story sound familiar?
---aka on 10/21/10

Quite a difference
Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God.
---michael_e on 10/22/10


//did that have anything to do with being justified as Abraham was?//

"Justified" is all/nothing, black/white, on/off and not almost, gray, or sort of.

Jon 3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way, and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them, and he did it not.

Does this story sound familiar?
---aka on 10/21/10


Jonah 3:4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. 5. So the people of Nineveh believed God,

So they believed Nineveh would be overthrown, did that have anything to do with being justified as Abraham was?
---michael_e on 10/21/10


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//Where does it say these people believed God or even believed this priest?// ---michael_e

that is good, but what about the Ninevites?
---aka on 10/20/10


katr - christian is saying much the same thing as you are in that before the world was created God foreknew those who will be saved.

And only those whom the father draws to Christ will experience salvation.

Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Amen!!!!
---leej on 10/20/10


Sorry christian, but these scriptures and more contradict your theory!

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:30
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
---kathr4453 on 10/20/10


The answer to the parable is found in Matthew 22:14 - "For many are called, but few are chosen."

That is, the call of the Gospel (which is to "repent or perish") is universal - extended to all mankind without exception. But in the will and purpose of God, He has already chosen His people and through the Gospel, His people are called.

This was clearly declared when Paul addressed the Christians in Ephesians 1:4 - "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love"

This is the doctrine of sovereign unconditional election.
---christan on 10/20/10


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2 Kings 17:27 Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence, and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land.28 Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD

Where does it say these people believed God or even believed this priest?

Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. (Gal 3:6)
---michael_e on 10/20/10


Michael e
2 Kings 17:27-28 Assyrians
Jonah 3:5 Ninevites
Ruth, Rahab, etc
---James_L on 10/19/10


//The OT has numerous examples of Gentile believers, justified just like Abraham, through "believing in the Lord"//

Scripture please
---michael_e on 10/18/10


JackB,
It is a false belief that only Jews could go to heaven before Christ died. The OT has numerous examples of Gentile believers, justified just like Abraham, through "believing in the Lord"

What the Jews WERE offered that the Gentiles WERE NOT is an inheritance. But, the Jews rejected the inheritance when they rejected the One true heir, Jesus Christ. Now, Gentiles have been grafted in to the inheritance (Romans 11) while the Jews have been cut off. We are now Co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:16-17) That's what this parable teaches. If it were heaven, we would have to convince ourselves that there are no believing Jews during this "time of the Gentiles", though the church was founded on believing Jews

Hmmm
---James_L on 10/18/10


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Rhonda - it is easily viewed that those not very well educated in the Word of God are the ones easily misled.

They seek their own righteousness by observing days (Sabbath), are concerned what they eat despite what is plainly stated in Scriptures, and simply refuse to accept the doctrine that salvation is simply a gift offered by grace to those who would simply believe in the finished work of Christ on the Cross.

A verse of scripture that adequately describes these people is Isaiah 28:20

'the bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you.
---leej on 10/17/10


Yes, I would agree with you that the ignorant masses of this world who are easily manipulated and misled view the educated as their enemy.
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the ignorant masses very well may view the "educated" as their enemy ...seeing MANY are called and FEW are chosen to Spiritual Truth

the "ignorant" who have Spiritual Truth are STILL unconcerned with the so-called "educated" of the world ...seeing the competition for intellect exists from a physical level only and that mortal life and all its wonders will die ...eternal life and Gods Kingdom to come are what True Christians focus their lives on ...spiritual wisdom will always outweigh worldly wisdom
---Rhonda on 10/17/10


rhonda - parables explain foolishness the educated place on their physical life caught up in everyday importance YET ignoring their spiritual calling of eternal life by their Lord.

Yes, I would agree with you that the ignorant masses of this world who are easily manipulated and misled view the educated as their enemy.

We have easily seen that when the ignorant masses gathered around William Miller expecting Christ to return in October 1844. It was also during this time that some cockaboos invented this story that Christ entered into the heavenly sanctuary to judge which genuine believers in Christ merited eternal life.
---leej on 10/17/10


In short, someone filled with the Holy Spirit and uneducated - from high up in the mountains - seldom reaches any significant level of recognition except perhaps among his own kind.
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True Christians do not seek significant level of recognition of the MASSES of people in this dying world that belongs to Satan 2Corin 4:4

True Christians understand their calling to Gods Kingdom to come - Christ preparing positions of rulership in heaven now ...giving significant levels of recognition to those receiving gift of eternal life ruling with Christ on earth

parables explain foolishness the educated place on their physical life caught up in everyday importance YET ignoring their spiritual calling of eternal life by their Lord
---Rhonda on 10/16/10


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"Why did God choose Twelve uneducated men to be the Lord's disciples?"
As a testimony to the power and influence of Jesus.
For "when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled, and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus."
Their willingness to follow. When called they immediately left what ever they were doing to follow Him.
Why not the Pharisee's or Sadducees?
Most were likely arrogant and full of themselves.
Jhn 9:40,41>LUKE18:10-14 "Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!"
---Josef on 10/9/10


1 Corinthians 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty,
Hbr 11:33-34 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
---micha9344 on 10/8/10


David //Why did God choose Twelve uneducated men to be the Lord's disciples?
Why did he not make his choice from amongst the Pharisee's and Sadducees?
Thoughts???

Saul of Tarsus (later named Paul) was a highly educated Pharisee and was the one that wrote most of the New Testament.

Peter and the rest of the disciples did far less in spreading the gospel message.

In short, someone filled with the Holy Spirit and uneducated - from high up in the mountains - seldom reaches any significant level of recognition except perhaps among his own kind.
---leej on 10/8/10


Why did God choose Twelve uneducated men to be the Lord's disciples?
Why did he not make his choice from amongst the Pharisee's and Sadducees?
Thoughts???
---David on 10/8/10


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Most of all, it shows that Jesus wants us to be in a marriage way of sharing with Him, very personal and intimate. But, of course, we know how sexual intimacy can be just surface contact intimacy. So, this is not what Jesus means, but deeper personal intimate sharing with Him *in* us. "Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." (Romans 5:5) By becoming loving like Jesus, we become compatible with Him as our Groom. By becoming loving like Jesus is, this is how we get to really know Him, by being the way He is. But many people are into their *independence*, instead of sharing personally in love. So, they refuse this invitation.
---Bill on 10/2/10


Cathrine, your answer was awesome. The invitation and Rejection by Israel was given to the Gentiles. The Pharisees tended to regard as unclean or unworthy, the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind. Israel was shut out of the banquet. The Masters judgment against them who refused was to seal their own decisions. Most of them were killed by divine judgment at the hands of the Romans in A.D.70, (Matthew 22:7, 23:36, 24:2). In Matthew 22:1-14 the difference is the "garment" The invitation is the Gospel, those who received it through faith, came with their garments. The garments represent the "the imputed Righteousness of Christ" One came without it and was kicked out and cast with those who were lost.
---MarkV. on 10/3/10


Matthew 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

It might be better said, how did you get in here full of bitter envying, murders that you cared not for the people that I gave you

The wedding garment is the love of God, and to have the world's desires filling your heart is to have God as an enemy. To be God's children we have to love God and people more then self, truly this is the meaning of the phrase "ye must be born again." This is the model of our Lord, this is the way of his people. See 1 John 2:5, 3:16-17
---Peter on 10/3/10


a man with barely enough to meet his monthly expenses including clothing his children asked a group of Christians, "Will you please help me." And, they said, "Come tithe with us and you too will be able to afford cable TV. In the mean time, we will pray for you."

the man decided to go to the wedding feast instead, and in the mean time, he would do the best he could.
---aka on 10/3/10


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It simply speaks that the Gospel is universal. The call is to all mankind to repent and believe in Jesus Christ. But alas Jesus sums up the call that it is not up to man to choose nor do they have the ability to choose, as He says -

"For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper." (Luke 14:24)

"For many are called, but few are chosen." (Matthew 22:14)
---christan on 10/3/10


it is a parable about him,his rejection by the jews,and the invitation to the world of salvation thru him.
---tom2 on 10/2/10


I believe it means that God is preparing a place for us. However, we do become caught up with the things of this world that causes us to become distracted. We do not always force on the things of God, but on personal situations sometimes. Therefore, those who were invited became involved in they own lives, so they miss what God have for them. The people they gather up from the streets came to wedding banquet, and is given God's Kingdom. But many are invited, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14
---Kimbe7395 on 10/2/10


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